Modern Tradition

Visitors explore the University of Minnesota’s Icon Solar House, which is designed in the style of a traditional gabled home.

A mechanical engineering student designed this desiccant dehumidifier, which dries out air using a liquid solution. This saves energy, because the air conditioner does not need to work to dehumidify the house.

University of Minnesota faculty advisor Jim Lutz uses a wall section to talk to visitors about how the house was insulated.

A cozy bedroom is illuminated by daylight in the University of Minnesota’s Icon Solar House.

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